June 20, 2011
Amy Winehouse bumbles her way through Belgrade; tour in peril
This is the part where someone who loves Amy Winehouse tells her: “Honey we’re getting you some help.”
While giving a concert in Belgrade over the weekend, the beehive-haired broad appeared listless and stony, barely able to stand let alone sing, while cheers from the crowd did nothing to rouse her. Some called the impoverished performance Winehouse’s “worst concert ever” which prompted her spokespeople to cancel tour dates in Istanbul and Athens, according to TMZ.com (If only Winehouse’s camp could discern the health of her performance by actually watching it instead of through panicked headlines, perhaps she’d be in better shape.)
Despite her evident addiction, Winehouse may be getting short shrift. The Guardian’s Alex Needham wrote that while other musicians (read: men) with peculiar behaviors get props for theatricality, Winehouse is “typecast a troubled diva”.
The Diva is indeed troubled, but Needham has a point that Winehouse’s sozzled singing is sufficiently entertaining, but it’s also sobering and sad.
From The Guardian:
Watch live video of the concert: